|Bob Hope 10 Eps|
(10 Episodes) BOB HOPE (Leslie Townes Hope - May 29, 1903 to July 27, 2003) was born in Eltham, London, England to Welsh opera singing mother, Avis Townes & British stonemason, William Henry Hope. 1908,the Hope family (Bob was the fifth of 7 sons) emigrated to America aboard the SS Philadelphia, passing thru Ellis Island gates March 30th 1908. Bob was five years old, when they left Britain, becoming a US Citizen 12 years later, at the age of 17...
Keywords: OTR Comedy; Bob Hope Show; Wartime; Sitcom; Comedian
|The Life of Riley 132 Eps|
(132 Episodes) "The Life of Riley": starring William Bendix as lovable, blundering, Chester A. Riley, was a radio situation comedy broadcast during and after wartime 40s. Because of its overwhelming radio popularity, Riley graduated as easily to a 1949 feature film, as it did to 1950s television. Also, in 1958, it hit the newsstands, when Dell Comics released "The Life of Riley" in comic book form...
Keywords: Old Time Radio; The Life of Riley; OTR Sitcom; Wartime Sitcoms. William Bendix